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WHO Classification of Tumours
Squamous cell carcinoma, spindle cell
Skin


Definition

Spindle cell squamous cell carcinoma is a poorly differentiated variant of squamous cell carcinoma characterized by the presence of malignant cells with spindle cell features. The tumour usually arises in sun-damaged or irradiated skin and presents as a plaque or nodule. The clinical course can be aggressive
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LeBoit PE, Burg G, Weedon D, Sarasin A (Eds.)
World Health Organization Classification of Tumours. Pathology and Genetics of Skin Tumours
3rd Edition
IARC Press: Lyon 2005



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